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Uniting the Igbos Lesson 1: Delta Igbos – are they real igbos?

The delta Igbos are a subgroup of the Igbo ethnic group. They speak Igbo language and follow Igbo customs. Their ancestors came from the south eastern parts of present day Nigeria. The descendants of the Anioma (Aniekwena) are Delta Igbos, constituting about 8% of the entire Igbo-speaking population in Nigeria.

Who Are the Anioma People?

The Anioma people are a subgroup of the Igbo people who live in the Aniocha and Ndokwa regions of Delta State, Nigeria. The Anioma people are known for their hard work, their dedication to family, and their love of music and dance. They are also known for their unique culture and traditions, which include the use of traditional medicines and the practice of traditional arts such as pottery and basket weaving.

The Anioma people have a rich history that can be traced back to the 9th century. They were one of the first groups of people to settle in the Delta region, and they have played an important role in the development of the area ever since. The Anioma people are proud of their heritage, and they work hard to preserve their culture and traditions.

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Where to find them?

The Delta Igbos are an ethnic group located in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. They are known for their fishing and farming abilities, as well as their traditional music and dance. The Delta Igbos are friendly and welcoming people, and they can be found in all parts of the Niger Delta.

What languages do so called Delta Igbos speak?

The Delta Igbo people speak their unique language, which is part of the larger Igbo dialect group. The Delta Igbo language is not mutually intelligible with other dialects of Igbo, so it is considered its separate language. The Delta Igbo people have their own unique culture and traditions, which are different from those of other Igbo groups.

Euan is an Igbo dialect spoken in Nigeria by the Igbo people of Delta State, Onitsha, Obosi and Ogbaru in Anambra State, Mgbidi in Imo State, Ndoni in Rivers State and some parts of Ibaji in Delta state.

Euan is an Igbo dialect spoken in Nigeria by the Igbo people of Delta State, Onitsha, Obosi and Ogbaru in Anambra State, Mgbidi in Imo State, Ndoni in Rivers State and some parts of Ibaji in Delta state. In terms of speakers, Enuani is the third most widely spoken Igbo dialect after Standard Igbo and Central Igbo.

The Enuani dialect is used by the Ugwueze subgroup of the Delta Igbo, who are also known as the Ndɪ̀gbo or Owelle-Igbo. The name “Enuani” comes from the word for “language” in the local language, which is also called “Nduwa”. The Enuani dialect is mutually intelligible with Central Igbo and has been significantly influenced by it. However, there are some notable differences between the two varieties, most notably in phonology and vocabulary.

9 Local government areas Igbos have in Delta State?

The Igbo people of Delta State are spread out across nine local government areas: 

  1. Asaba 
  2. Isoko North 
  3. Isoko South 
  4. Ndokwa East 
  5. Ndokwa West 
  6. Oshimili North 
  7. Oshimili South 
  8. Patani 
  9. Udu. 

There are also sizable populations of Igbo people in Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Ika North East, Ika South, Okpe, Sapele and Ughelli North local government areas.

Are Asaba people Igbos?

The Asaba people are a subgroup of the Igbo people who live in the city of Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. Asaba is located in the heart of the Igbo homeland and has a population of about 400,000 people. The Asaba people have their own distinct culture and traditions, but they are also part of the larger Igbo culture.

Is Agbor An Igbo

There is no definitive answer to whether or not Agbor is an Igbo town. However, there is a significant population of Delta Igbos living in Agbor and the surrounding areas.

Is Ndokwa an Igbo

The Ndokwa people are an Igbo subgroup that occupies the areas of Delta State in Nigeria that lie west of the River Niger. Their name comes from the Ndokwa Hills, which is located in their traditional homeland. The Ndokwa are one of the largest Igbo subgroups, with a population of over 2 million people.

From Ahaba to Asaba: to the benefit of the British people

The original name of the town was Ahaba, named after the river that flows through it. However, during the British colonial occupation, the name was changed to Asaba. 

This was likely due to a clerical error, as the British officials were not familiar with the local language and culture. Asaba is now the largest city in Delta State, Nigeria and is known for its lush vegetation and beautiful scenery. 

The people of Asaba are predominantly Igbo, although there is a significant minority of other ethnic groups such as Yoruba and Hausa. Asaba is a major commercial centre, with a large market and many shops and businesses. 

There are also several schools and hospitals in the city.

Igbo is Igbo: there is nothing like Delta Igbo

Igbo is Igbo: there is nothing like Delta Igbo. The Igbo people originated from the eastern region of what is now Nigeria. They are one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria, along with the Hausa and Yoruba. The majority of Igbo people live in southeastern Nigeria, particularly in Anambra State, Enugu State, Imo State and Ebonyi State. There are also sizable populations of Igbo people in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo and Cameroon.

Conclusion

It is the duty of Ohanaeze ndi igbo to united the igbos across Nigeria. Where Ohanaeze abdicates, we urge the Obi of Onitsha to take over the mantle and initiate the process of bring igbos across the Nigeria together